The position was vacated by the July 18 death of Kathy Davidson Hoover, who had held it for 15 years before succumbing to cancer.
Hutson said that while he will recommend who is to replace Hoover, the city council will appoint the new secretary. The council will interview a prospect or prospects after he interviews the person or persons, the city manager said.
Hutson said he posted the job opening on two websites last Friday, the Texas Municipal League’s, and one for a state association of municipal clerks who are city secretaries.
By Tuesday, he said, he had received resumes from about five applicants, “but none with city secretary experience.”
He also said current Gilmer city employees could apply for the position. Lisa Long, who was assistant city secretary to Hoover, is currently interim city secretary and continuing to serve as manager of the Gilmer Civic Center, he said.
Hutson said he plans to accept resumes’ for up to 30 days from the date he posted the opening, but that the city might find a suitable person for the post before then.
He said anyone interested in applying could contact clerk Pam Pyeatt at City Hall at 903-843-2553.